Quote of the Day 1/23/17

“If you actually look at the trends, recidivism has gotten worse as our prisons have gotten more crowded. I’m not surprised that the DOC is over capacity because we basically have been throwing the key out on people for a long time in this state.”

-John Carl, a criminology professor in the University of Oklahoma’s sociology department, speaking about the Oklahoma Department of Corrections requesting $850 million to build two new prisons in Oklahoma because the current prison system is seriously overcrowded (Source).


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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